Unformatted text preview: community in Brooklyn, Chaim Potok successfully depicted a young boy torn between his orthodox Jewish tradition and his passion for art in his best seller My Name is Asher Lev. Asher Lev knew from a young age that he was destined to draw. Unfortunately, his friends and family simply discarded his gift as foolishness or mere childishness. His struggles were so great that he became a virtual outcast. The cost of being an artist was so immense as to affect the life of Asher Lev in profound ways....
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- Spring '11
- My Name is Asher Lev, Wu-Tang Clan, Asher Lev, Inspectah Deck, Chaim Potok, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, The Gift of Asher Lev